Make the most of the days getting
longer and capture a stunning sunscape
Sunrises and sunsets are one of the most
popular subjects to photograph, but they can also be one of the most difficult.
If you want to make sure that getting out of bed beafore the sun rises is
worthwhile, follow our top tips to capturing your best- ever sunscape …
the most of the days getting longer and capture a stunning sunscape
Wrap up warm
Sunrise and sunset might look warm with all
the orange and red hues but you will son get cold. Take fingerless gloves so
you can still work your camera, as well as waterproofs and other warm clothing.
Time it right
Research your location online before you
set out. What time is sunrise? Aim to be there an hour before this to get to
your location and set up your camera before that action happens.
Scout the location
Visit the location the day before in the
daylight. Find the angle and position you want to shoot from and take some test
shots to make sure no ungly lamp posts or bins appear in your final sunscape
A Perfect Sunsets Captured with the Canon S95
It will be dark when you get there so be
sure to preprogram in some of your settings. Preselect a sunset scene mode if
you have one, or go for shutter priority on a long speed if you are shooting on
The golden hour
The first and last hour of sunlight
produces the best colours and the light is softer and more diffused. Be
prepared and take lots of shots.
Try setting your camera’s white balance to
‘Cloudy’ or ‘Shade’ to warm up the colours of the sunset even more.
Reader tip Paul Gamble
“Wait until the sun is at its lowest and
less intense but richer in colour, or until the sun is just below the horion
for a slightly different warmth and feeling to the shot. But be quick as the
window of opportunity for the colours you are looking for will soon close.”